Thursday, August 13, 2015

Install G920IDVU2COGA Galaxy S6 SM-G920I Official 5.1.1 Lollipop Stock Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920I official 5.1.1 Update build version G920IDVU2COGA. The G920IDVU2COGA is now the second Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update on Galaxy S6 SM-G920I alone. The first 5.1.1 update was just released last month dubbed with build version G920IDVU2COF8. This update contains several enhancements to the device performance, including bug fixes, great improvements to battery life and RAM management.

The latter has been officially rolled out in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. This also the same update thaT has been sent out in Saudi Arabia but with a different CSC version. However, other countries to where the SM-G920I has been sold out, such as Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, and The Americas hasn't received any  5.1.1 update yet so far. Don't ever ask me to when could it be (coughing here).

So for those advanced users which mostly got a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 SM-G920I that may want to upgrade right now, since you cannot get this update via Over-The-Air. you may grab the G920IDVU2COGA 5.1.1 stock firmware itself, and manually install it into your device. Again, you will lose root and any modification you have made if you install back the official firmware into your device.

How to Root the G920IDVU2COGA Android 5.1.1 Lollipop?

I am not certainly so sure if this particular build can still be rooted. But the  Galaxy S6 SM-G920I that now runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollop can still be rooted, according to some users. The root method they've used is the  “UniBase” and “UniKernel” Kernel, and this root kernels can be found at XDA-Developers.
Disclaimer: This guide is for advance users only, if this is your first time heard about this method, make a careful research first before proceeding. We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device by using this guide. Proceed at your own risk!

How to install the G920IDVU2COGA Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Galaxy S6 SM-G920I

Note: This stock firmware is compatible for all unbranded or unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 with the specification model number “SM-G920I″ versions only.

Step 1: Grab the tools you may need for flashing the G920IDVU2COGA 5.1.1 stock firmware.

– Odin3_v3.10.6 Flasher tool (find it here)

– Samsung Galaxy S6 USB driver, find the Android 5.0.2/5.1.1 USB driver version here.

Download G920IDVU2COGA 5.1.1 Stock Firmware

(These are both unbranded and carrier stock firmware and are compatible on Galaxy S6 SM-G920I only).
Australia and New Zealand:
Australia (SIM-Free) - (XSA) not yet released...
Australia (Telstra) - (TEL) not yet released...
Australia (Vodafone) - (VAU) G920IDVU2COGA/G920IVAU2COGA/G920IDVU2COGA (link)
New Zealand (Vodafone) - (VNZ) G920IDVU2COGA/G920IVNZ2COGA/G920IDVU2COGA (link)
New Zealand (Spark/Telecom) - (TNZ) G920IDVU2COGA/G920ITNZ2COGA/G920IDVU2COGA (link)
New Zealand (Sim-Free) - (NZC) G920IDVU2COGA/G920INZC2COGA/G920IDVU2COGA (link)

India (Unlocked) – (INU) G920IDVU2COGA/G920IODD2COGA/G920IDVU2COGA (link)
India (Serviced)(INS) G920IDVU2COGA/G920IODD2COGA/G920IDVU2COGA (link)

Latin America:
Argentina – (ARO) G920IDVU2COGA/G920IUUB2COGA/G920IDVU2COGA (link)
Brazil (TIM) – (ZTM) G920IDVU2COGA/G920IZTM2COH1/G920IDVU2COGA (link)
Trinidad and Tobago – (TTT) G920IDVU2COGA/G920IUUB2COGA/G920IDVU2COGA (link)

Middle East:
Saudi Arabia – (KSA) G920IDVU2COGA/G920IKSA2COGA/G920IDVU2COGA (link)

(I will going to add more countries if and when available soon)

Step 2: Prepare these things as follows:

– Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port.

– Use the USB data cable for your Galaxy S6.

– Make sure that your Galaxy S6 battery is fully re-charge.

– Back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc. Use Samsung Smart Switch for PC to back up and restore your files. .

– Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. Go to Settings > Applications > Development, and tick the box that says ‘Enable USB Debugging’.

– Do a “Hard Reset” if you have a lot of 3rd party applications installed from your phone, this is useful to gain a smooth flashing. (Just make sure that you already back up all your important files before resetting your device.Step 3: Extract or unzip the downloaded stock firmware so that you’ll get the Odin flashable .tar.md5 file.

Step 3: Run and Configure Odin

Run Odin downloader on your computer’s desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked. Leave the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ remains checked.

Now, click on the AP button, then select and load the tar file that you have previously extracted.Here’s how Odin should look like.The “G920IDVU2COGA_G920IODD2COGA_HOME.tar.md5″ should be loaded on the AP button.

Step 4: Reboot the Galaxy S6 into Download Mode.

To set your Galaxy S6 in download mode, just simply switch it off then gently press and hold the “POWER, VOLUME DOWN and HOME” buttons simultaneously. You’ll be then prompted in a warning screen to continue or cancel.

Step 5: Connect the Phone to the Computer or Laptop.

Once the phone screen shows in downloading mode, connect your phone to the PC with the USB cable. You’ll then notice the upper box in Odin that turns in yellow color., it also indicates the COM:ID where the device is being detected and a word “added!!’ on the log box. If somehow those things never showed up, check out the USB cable connection, read again from the top of this post.

Step 6: Flash it!

Once all set and ready, hit he “START” button to begin flashing.

Do not touch anything that might interrupt the process to avoid any fatal errors or failures, it may ruin your device if any interruption occurs while already in flashing status.It may only take about 3 to 5 minutes, depends of your PC/laptop speeds. A word “PASS” will display in Odin once it finishes. If somehow you will not get the word “PASS” or just stuck in a long time. Disconnect the phone, check the USB connection, re-install the driver and disable Kies. Set the phone in Download mode again, and repeat the whole procedure.The phone will just automatically reboots if the firmware flashing successfully completes. Just wait until it boots up on the “Samsung” logo for a while then into an android update screen. If it still shows boot logo try rebooting and if it stays there, you need to wipe your phone.

Fixing possible issues after flashing like bootloops or just stuck in welcome screen logo.

This problem may only happened if your Galaxy S6 is previously rooted or runs on modified and non-Samsung firmware. You may try to resolve it by booting the device in recovery mode – Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button. Use volume keys to select up and down and power or home key to select the option.1. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset

2. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition.

3. Lastly select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy S6 in Normal mode.

Go to Settings>About device

Check and reconfigure your APN settings when data networks connection issues encountered.

How to change the default text and input to your own or desired language

The default language of this firmware varies according to which country-specific software build you have installed, but it has all major languages around the world included. You can just simply change it from your device Settings>> Language and Text input.

All Included languages:

  • Catala

  • Cestina

  • Dansk

  • Deutsch (Deutschland)

  • Deutsch (Osterreich)

  • Deutsch (Schweiz)

  • Eesti

  • English (Australia)

  • English (New Zealand)

  • English (United Kingdom)

  • English (United States)

  • Espanol (Spania)

  • Espanol (Estados Unidos)

  • Euskara

  • Francais (Belgique)

  • Francais (France)

  • Galego

  • Hrvatski

  • Icelandic

  • Italiano

  • Kazakh

  • Latviesu

  • Lietuviu

  • Macedonian

  • Magyar

  • Nederlands (Belgie)

  • Nederlands (Nederland)

  • Norsk Bokmal

  • Polski

  • Portugues (Brasil)

  • Portugues (Portugal)

  • Romana

  • Slovincina

  • Slovescina

  • Srpski

  • Suomi

  • Svenska

  • Turkce

  • Uzbek

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Korean

  • Japanese

  • others which I can’t read

That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) should now running in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with build version G920IDVU2COGA.


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